Bayern deny shock Pirlo bid
Bayern Munich have denied reports that they made a 10 million euro offer for veteran Juventus playmaker Andrea Pirlo.
Veteran Italy midfielder Pirlo, 33, was instrumental to Juve’s unbeaten season that saw them crowned Serie A champions, and also impressed with the Azzurri in their run to the final of Euro 2012.
But he will not be joining Bayern, who are keen to provide a stronger challenge to double champions Borussia Dortmund next season.
Contracted to the Turin club until 2014, former Milan player Pirlo scored three goals in 73 Serie A appearances last season.
He was also the man-of-the-match in Italy's Euro 2012 quarter-final draw against England, netting a cheeky 'Panenka' penalty as the Azzurri went through after a shoot-out.